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    • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Danzinger
    • Length: 35 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    A foundling of mysterious parentage, Tom Jones is brought up by the benevolent and wealthy Squire Allworthy as his own son. Tom falls in love with the beautiful and unattainable Sophia Western, a neighbor’s daughter, whose marriage has already been arranged. When Tom’s sexual misadventures around the countryside get him banished, he sets out to make his fortune and find his true identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well read, many accents, older recording

    • By Elizabeth on 12-16-10

    Regular price: $34.96

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 37 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Tom Jones is a splendid Hogarthian panorama of 18th century English life and morals, encompassing both city and country, and comprising some of the greatest comic characters in British literature. First published in 1749, it was an instant success and has gone on to become a classic of its genre. Quite simply, there has never been anything like it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satirical Masterpiece with Excellent Narration!

    • By Johanna on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $50.40

    • Joseph Andrews

    • The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Rufus Sewell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Riotous, sexy and groundbreaking, Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, published in 1742, was one of the first English novels. Fielding was melding and parodying the two major forces battling for control of the fiction market at the time - the mock heroic, neoclassical tradition as practiced by Pope and Swift and the popular and populist fiction of the new novelists such as Defoe and Richardson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect reader for Henry Fielding

    • By TiffanyD on 07-27-17
    • The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Rufus Sewell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 11-16-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Tom Jones

    • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 37 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Tom Jones, a foundling, is brought up by the kindly Mr. Allworthy as if he were his own son. Forced to leave the house as a young man after tales of his disgraceful behavior reach his benefactor's ears, he sets out in utter despair, not only because of his banishment but because he has now lost all hope of gaining the hand of the beautiful Sophia. But she too is forced to flee her parental home to escape an undesirable marriage and their stories and adventures intertwine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • terrific story BUT

    • By tom on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $45.47

    • Shamela

    • An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Tom Burke, Neville Jason, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Shamela is a bawdy, spirited, and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson's hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson's Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson's novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen after Pamela

    • By Johanna on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Joseph Andrews

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In one of the first novels in the English language, we follow the picaresque adventures of Joseph Andrews, a virtuous young man who is keen to maintain his innocence despite being coerced by nearly every woman he encounters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delight

    • By Tad Davis on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The History of Tom Jones - A Foundling  

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Maurice West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
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    The ‘Voice of the Year’ competition introduced and sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks and The Times books pages, edited by Erica Wagner, took place in Spring 2004. Readers without any formal drama training or professional acting experience were invited to send in recordings of a short extract of either Dickens, Austen or from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and an own choice. The judging panel - Martin Jarvis, Juliet Stevenson, and Anton Lesser, with John Tydeman, David Timson, and Christina Hardyment....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tom Jones, Volume 1

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Tom Jones is a splendid Hogarthian panorama of 18th-century English life and morals, encompassing both city and country, and comprising some of the greatest comic characters in British literature. First published in 1749, it was an instant success and has gone on to become a classic of its genre. Quite simply, there has never been anything like it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Buy it

    • By Anthony on 09-30-07

    Regular price: $21.20

    • Tom Jones, Volume 3

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Tom Jones is greatly admired not only for the meticulous craft with which it was written, but also for its humor, objectivity and penetrating psychological depth. It is without a doubt one of the great contributions to the English novel, and as such will always maintain a place of honor in world literature. Through the minute examination of the motives of his characters, Henry Fielding revealed many universal truths about human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A revolution in it's time to still charm 250 years later!

    • By Tanya on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $21.20

    • Tom Jones, Volume 2

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Volume 2 continues our story by picking up with the flight of Sophia from her father, Squire Western, and continues the journey of Tom as he ponders his future on the road to London. In a series of tightly constructed plot twists and turns, Tom and Sophia end up at the same inn, unbeknownst to one another. Meanwhile, a plethora of new characters are introduced.

    Regular price: $21.20

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Silvia Cecchini
    • Length: 31 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Henry Fielding è considerato uno dei padri fondatori del romanzo realista inglese. Tale scopo sarà pienamente raggiunto da Fielding nel suo capolavoro, Tom Jones (1749), uno dei più grandi romanzi della letteratura inglese. La storia narra le divertenti disavventure e peregrinazioni del giovane Tom Jones e della sua amata Sophia Western unendo a una trama sapiente e a pagine di garbata satira personaggi di grande efficacia e presenza, per fornire uno spaccato della società inglese dell'epoca. Cornice musicale di Georg Friedrich Haendel.

    Regular price: $8.14

    • Joseph Andrews

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Henry Fielding’s riotous tale of innocents in a corrupt world was one of the earliest English novels, blending bawdy slapstick, philosophical musing, and pointed social satire to create a work of moral complexity and generous, life-affirming humanity. Published in 1742, it tells the story of the chaste servant Joseph Andrews who, after being sacked for spurning the advances of the lascivious Lady Booby, takes to the road, accompanied by his beloved Fanny Goodwill and the absent-minded, much put-upon Parson Adams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny & Entertaining

    • By Nova Eaton on 12-30-17

    Regular price: $18.59

    • Tom Jones (Classic Serial)

    • By: Henry Fielding, Stephen Wyatt (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Annette Crosbie, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This is Stephen Wyatt's adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic comic adventure. Episode 1: The wealthy Squire Allworthy steps into bed and finds an infant wrapped between his sheets. Episode 2: Tom is banished from the home in which he has spent his entire life. Episode 3: Tom follows his true love Sophia to London and receives an invitation to a masked ball.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Patience Thompson, Anton Lesser, Annette Crosbie, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Henry Fielding's rollicking comic masterpiece. Found one evening in the bed of the rich and benevolent Mr Allworthy, baby Tom grows up in the guardianship of the kindly squire. He develops into a good-hearted fellow who is nonetheless resented by Allworthy's mean-natured heir and nephew, Blifil. Tom's naive inability to resist a pretty face lands him in hot water when the gamekeeper's daughter declares herself pregnant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not like the book but entertaining!

    • By nikki on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $23.24

    • Jonathan Wild

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Jill Masters
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The real Jonathan Wild, born about 1682 and executed at Tyburn in 1725, was one of the most notorious criminals of his age. His resemblance to the hero in Fielding's satire of the same name is general rather than particular. The real Jonathan (whose legitimate business was that of a buckle-maker) like Fielding, won his fame, not as a robber himself, but as an informer, and a receiver of stolen goods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Such excellent writing

    • By Benedict on 11-09-11

    Regular price: $27.30

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Tom is thrown out of his foster father's house for "crimes" that he didn't commit, and proceeds to have numerous bawdy adventures and fights, eventually finding that only his true love can save him from a life that could possibly end at the gallows.

    Regular price: $10.90

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Martin Jarvis, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Fielding's rollicking comic masterpiece sparkles with life in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization. Abandoned child Tom is raised by the rich and benevolent squire Mr. Allworthy, much to the chagrin of Allworthy's mean-natured nephew Blifil, and develops into a good-natured rake. But Tom's inability to resist a pretty face lands him in hot water when he impregnates Blifil's betrothed. When the lovely Sophia runs away to London, Tom pursues, embarking upon a series of riotous and amorous adventures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not Fielding’s classic

    • By Walter F. Kailey on 03-05-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    Tom Jones is widely regarded as Fielding's greatest novel, a wonderful, picaresque adventure that takes Tom, a foundling, on a hilarious and by turns scandalous journey, rife with amorous encounters that often incur the wrath of those around him.

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Tom Jones

    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Robert Lindsay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
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    Penguin Classics presents Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Robert Lindsay. ‘Sir, I am concerned at the Trouble I give you; nay indeed my Nakedness may well make me ashamed to look you in the Face… Jones offered her his Coat; but, I know not for what Reason, she absolutely refused the most earnest Solicitations to accept it’.

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Tom Jones

    • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Tom Conway
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Abridged
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    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. First published on 28 February 1749, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. Tom Jones is a foundling discovered on the property of a very kind, wealthy landowner, Squire Allworthy, in Somerset in England's West Country. Tom grows into a vigorous and lusty, yet honest and kind-hearted, youth.

    Regular price: $7.47

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